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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Debut YA Book Birthdays ~ Week of October 22

Again this week, I found only 1 debut YA novel.  But boy, does this sound different?  What do you think... TBR pile or not so much?

FREAKBOY by Kristin Elizabeth Clark

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong—why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him? Guys who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak?

In Freakboy's razor-sharp verse, Kristin Clark folds three narratives into one powerful story: Brendan trying to understand his sexual identity, Vanessa fighting to keep her and Brendan’s relationship alive, and Angel struggling to confront her demons.

5 comments:

Beth said...

I don't think this one would be for me.

Angela Brown said...

This one sounds like it could really speak to a number of people who can identify with the turmoil this character is going through. I'm not sure if this is one for my TBR but I wish the author the very best with a book that could very helpful to many.

SA Larsenッ said...

Wow. This is definitely a subject that must find the 'right' readers. I'm sure they're out there. Kudos to the author for being brave enough.

Crystal Collier said...

Niche. It would definitely be an interesting read, betting behind this psyche.

Kelly Hashway said...

Sounds like a very interesting read. I'm not sure how I feel about this cover though.

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